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The GRG170DXL is a left-handed RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2004. It is part of the entry-level GIO line. It has been produced in both Indonesia and China with Chinese production starting one year after the launch in 2005 and Indonesian production ceasing after 2017.

The GRG170DXL features Ibanez pickups, a synchronized tremolo bridge and a bound fingerboard with sharktooth inlays. It is produced simultaneously in China and Indonesia for different markets around the world.

For 2018 the fretboard material was changed from rosewood to treated New Zealand pine for markets outside of Europe. The rosewood fretboard on the European version was changed to jatoba in late 2018. For 2019 the body wood species was switched to poplar, the FAT-10 tremolo was replaced with the T102 and the fretboard was switched to treated New Zealand pine in all markets. For 2020 the fretboard was changed to purpleheart.

The GRG170DX is a right-handed version.

Specifications

Specifications for GRG170DXL
Model name: GRG170DXL
Year(s) produced: 2004–2021
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia / China
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2004 / Black Night (BKN) 2005–2021 / White (WH) 2009
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2004–2014: Basswood
2015–2018: Mahogany
2019–2021: Poplar
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2004–2018:FAT-10 tremolo
2019–2021: Ibanez T102 tremol0 (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic chrome dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
2004–2011: GRG1
2012–2021: GRG
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2004–2017:Rosewood w/ white binding
2018 (except Europe): Treated New Zealand pine w/ white binding
Early 2018 (Europe): Rosewood w/ white binding
Late 2018 (Europe): Jatoba w/ white binding
2019: Treated New Zealand pine w/ white binding
2021: Purpleheart w/ white binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White sharktooth
Frets:
2004–2011: 24 / medium
2012–2021: 24 / jumbo
Nut:
2004–2007: Black plastic (42mm)
2008–2021: Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Middle pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinity RS (S)
Neck pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSND1 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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White
Black
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
HSH 5-way both-splits.png
Pickup switching
Controls VT5.png
Control layout
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Rear of body
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